Tonkon Torp Hosts "Black Girl in Suburbia"

The Tonkon Torp Diversity Task Force hosted a screening and discussion of the documentary Black Girl in Suburbia for employees of the firm. The film’s director, Melissa Lowery, grew up in West Linn and is currently the Director of Diversity…
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Ava Schoen Debates Transfers at Debtor-Creditor Section Annual Meeting

Tonkon Torp attorney Ava Schoen spoke at the 2017 Debtor-Creditor Section CLE and Annual meeting hosted by the Oregon State Bar on October 20. The event was held at the William W. Knight Law Center on the University of Oregon campus. Ava's panel…
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Kimberlee Stafford Provides Commercial Leasing Primer

Tonkon Torp attorney Kimberlee Stafford recently delivered a nuts and bolts primer on commercial leasing, tailored to new lawyers and non-real estate lawyers. The wide-ranging presentation covered types of leases, key issues from the perspective of…
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Shouka Rezvani Covers Ethical Issues Related to Running Private Foundations and Public Charities

Tonkon Torp attorney Shouka Rezvani recently participated in a Foundation Philanthropy Forum panel hosted by the Oregon Community Foundation. The panel focused on ethical issues related to running a public charity or private foundation. During the…
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Eric Beach Shares Cyber Security Best Practices with Nonprofits

On September 7, Eric Beach led a program for nonprofit organizations on safeguarding customer and business information in response to the ever-increasing risk of a cybersecurity breach. After providing steps to take during a risk assessment, Eric…
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Tonkon Talk Guides Startups Through Business Entity Options

At the September 6 Tonkon Talk, business attorney Tyler Harkness gave startups an overview of the entity options available to them as they establish their business. Stressing the importance of making the right choice in the beginning, Tyler discussed…
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Tonkon Torp Hosts Encore of Popular Immigration Briefing

Due to popular demand, Tonkon Torp Business Immigration lawyers Turid Owren, Alan Perkins, Melina LaMorticella, and Melany Savitt, along with Labor & Employment attorney Kristin Bremer Moore, hosted an encore immigration briefing for employers…
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Michael Mangan Leads Property Tax CLE for OSB

Tonkon Torp attorney Michael Mangan recently presented a property tax CLE for the Oregon State Bar Real Estate and Land Use Section. During the presentation, Michael explored new and ongoing issues for taxpayers stemming from Measure 50 and Measure 5…
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Hagedorn and Dallum Give Legislative Update to ORACC

Drew Hagedorn and Rocky Dallum, attorneys in the Tonkon Torp Government Relations practice group, presented a legislative update to the Oregon Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ORACC) on July 26. The attorneys shared an overview of the…
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Tonkon Torp Briefs Employers on Worksite Enforcement and I-9 Issues

Tonkon Torp Business Immigration lawyers Turid Owren, Alan Perkins, Melina LaMorticella, and Melany Savitt, along with Labor & Employment attorney Kristin Bremer Moore, hosted a recent immigration law breakfast briefing for employers. The group spoke…
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Rocky Dallum Leads Fundraising Effort for ALS Association

On July 8, the Oregon and SW Washington Chapter of The ALS Association held its 2017 Ride to Defeat ALS. Rocky Dallum led a fundraising team at the event called "Bike for Mike," inspired by his mother, Ilene "Mike" Dallum, who lost her battle with…
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Jeanette Schuster Moderates Panel on Stormwater Enforcement Issues

On June 20, Tonkon Torp attorney Jeanette Schuster moderated a panel discussion at the Northwest Environmental Business Council's annual stormwater conference. Her panel was on key legal issues related to stormwater regulation enforcement and citizen…
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Pallanch Provides Social Media and GPS Evidence Strategies

Tonkon Torp attorney Christopher Pallanch spoke at the recent annual convention of the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel. His session focused on how defense attorneys can use social media accounts and GPS information for better case outcomes…
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Tonkon Attorneys Participate in 2017 Corporate Kickball Event

Tonkon Torp was a "Red Rubber Baller" sponsor, and fielded a team, at the 2017 Playworks Pacific Northwest Corporate Kickball event on June 23. Haley Morrison, chair of the Playworks NW board of directors, organized Tonkon's involvement with the…
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Jessica Morgan Discusses Investment Trends at Oregon Angel Fund

On June 7, Tonkon Torp attorney Jessica Morgan participated in a panel discussion hosted by the Oregon Angel Fund. An audience of 25 fund managers and investors gathered to hear insight into current trends and best practices for investment fund…
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Melina LaMorticella Moderates Panel on Business Immigration in the Healthcare Industry

On June 16, Tonkon Torp Business Immigration attorney Melina LaMorticella moderated a panel discussion for the Health Law Section of the Oregon State Bar on how immigration law impacts healthcare delivery. The discussion kicked off with an overview…
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Environmental & Natural Resources Group Hosts 2017 Tryon Creek Ivy Pull

On June 17, Tonkon Torp's Environmental & Natural Resources practice group hosted its annual invasive ivy pull at Tryon Creek State Park. Max Miller led the event and hosted a post-pull lunch for his fellow volunteers, including Jeanette Schuster…
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Bremer Moore Leads Training for Nonprofits on Worker Classification and Wages

The Nonprofit & Tax-Exempt Entities practice group at Tonkon Torp hosted a program on June 7 covering employment law issues for nonprofit organizations. Attorney Kristin Bremer Moore led the presentation, which was focused on providing information on…
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Tonkon Talk Reviews Funding Options for Startups

At the June 7 Tonkon Talk, business attorneys Drea Schmidt and Claire Brown provided an update on crowdfunding and capital-raising strategies for startups. They discussed the extent to which capital-raising strategies that fall under the umbrella…
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Tonkon Torp Hosts Sustainable Future Section Summer Social

Tonkon Torp hosted the Oregon State Bar's Sustainable Future Section Summer Social on June 14. Max Miller brought the event to Tonkon and Jeri Chavis helped organized Tonkon's participation at the event.
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